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Dark Matter Presents: The Off-Season
Dark Matter Presents: The Off-Season

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Dark Matter Presents: The Off-Season

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The Off-Season: An Anthology of Coastal New Weird features twenty-five brand-new stories of disquieting and disturbing "New Weird" horror set in landscapes and communities on the edge of the sea. These unsettling stories de-familiarize the ordinary, evoke dread in the daylight, and haunt like half-remembered nightmares. They are tales of mysticism, psychedelia, outsiders, obsessions, collapsed boundaries, weird sea life, and the total abandonment reason. Welcome to the your stay behind the curtain. Please check your sanity at the door. Edited by Marissa van Uden. Cover art by Sylvia Strijk.

Table of Contents

"A Date on Berberoka Island" by Mars Abian

"The Teeth Game" by Alex Keikiakapueo Brewster

"Hell's Shells" by Raymonde Chira

"Keel" by Santiago Eximeno

"What Washes Up in Arizona" by Zachary Frederickson

"Somewhere Between Tomis and Callatis" by Adriana Grigore

"The Beach House with its Back to the Sea" by Íde Hennessy

"Where Everything Stays" by K. A. Honeywell

"Nā Heʻe" by Wailana Kalama

"Last Resort" by Sloane Leong

"Thumbs Up" by Anna Lewis

"We Are Not Yet Healed" by Avra Margariti

"The Ocean Vomits What We Discard" by J. A. W. McCarthy

"Bluebells" by Amanda Minkkinen

"Twilight Tide" by Samir Sirk Morató

"So Full of the Shining Flesh" by Tiffany Morris

"Some Have No Shield At All" by Karter Mycroft

"All the Truth the Ocean Holds" by J. P. Oakes

"Dualhaven" by C. H. Pearce

"Neidhardt" by James Pollard

"EACH-UISGE" by Dave V. Riser

"Sunk" by Richard Thomas

"Esther of Prettyboy" by Kay Vaindal

"The Love of All Seeing Flesh" by Hazel Zorn

Product Details

Editor: Marissa van Uden

Cover Artist: Sylvia Strijk

Series: Dark Matter Presents

Publish Date: ‎ October 29, 2024

Language: ‎ English



About the Editor

Marissa van Uden is a freelance speculative fiction editor, a writer, and Head of Acquisitions for Apex Books. She grew up in Aotearoa New Zealand, has lived in Munich, Berlin, and Los Angeles, and now lives in a log house in Vermont with her husband and a rescue cat named Ripley. She enjoys hiking, wildlife, and weird fiction.

About the Artist

Sylvia Strijk is a Dutch fantasy artist who blends traditional and digital techniques to create enchanting artwork. Inspired by mythology, fantasy stories, and the beauty of nature, her ethereal female figures gracefully blend with the natural world to create a dialogue between beauty and the mysteries of nature. Her works often explore the delicate balance between beauty and horror, embracing the life and death cycle.

Sylvia's art has graced book covers, graced posters and advertisements, and adorned the walls of galleries worldwide. Her impactful creations have found recognition in publications and art fairs, solidifying Sylvia Strijk as an artist whose work resonates globally.

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